Raphe

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The '''raphé''' (pronounced 'raff-ay') is the mid-line of the penis extending from the frenum on the underside of the [[glans]] down the underside of the penis shaft and the mid-line of the [[scrotum]] to the perenium, the area between the scrotum and the anus. The raphé is often darker than adjoining skin, and slightly raised. It marks the line that concludes the fetal development of the male genitals and their differentiation from female genitals. It is also useful in securing the correct alignment of shaft skin following [[circumcision]], or the alignment of a [[subincision]].
 
The '''raphé''' (pronounced 'raff-ay') is the mid-line of the penis extending from the frenum on the underside of the [[glans]] down the underside of the penis shaft and the mid-line of the [[scrotum]] to the perenium, the area between the scrotum and the anus. The raphé is often darker than adjoining skin, and slightly raised. It marks the line that concludes the fetal development of the male genitals and their differentiation from female genitals. It is also useful in securing the correct alignment of shaft skin following [[circumcision]], or the alignment of a [[subincision]].
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[[Category: Male Anatomy]]
 
[[Category: Male Anatomy]]

Latest revision as of 22:31, 6 May 2010

The raphé (pronounced 'raff-ay') is the mid-line of the penis extending from the frenum on the underside of the glans down the underside of the penis shaft and the mid-line of the scrotum to the perenium, the area between the scrotum and the anus. The raphé is often darker than adjoining skin, and slightly raised. It marks the line that concludes the fetal development of the male genitals and their differentiation from female genitals. It is also useful in securing the correct alignment of shaft skin following circumcision, or the alignment of a subincision.

Raphé with guiche piercing
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